I actually give a 3,5, a good rating.
I stayed at Sundancer for three months and I had good times there. There's good and bad things about this hostel. I'll start with the good ones; I think this hostel is made for long term guests. When you work around - the hostel had a great location to find work in Fremantle - you stay at the Sundancer and we meet a lot of people. It has a great atmosphere for partying as well as having a quiet night watching TV on the couches. It has three TVs now and two video consoles, a ping pong table and a pool table. The pool is really pleasant with the summer heat, but maybe a bit small. The social - and smoking - area is massive and great for meeting with friends. The staff is wonderful. Some of them live in the hostel so you become friend with them. It helps at the friendly atmosphere. The manager, Jay, is a funny guy.
The bad points now. There are bad things everywhere. I was lucky when I got there. I got one of the best room; a huge six bed female dorm. The room was clean and they clean the carpet and mattresses every two weeks. However, some rooms are really small and have no storage. Or not enough for the number of guests. If you stay on the first floor, it is noisier than on the second floor. And there is often couples in the dorm as well. Good or bad point, it depends on you. The first floor bathrooms are cleaner than the second floor ones, but I think they are alright. The kitchen is huge as well (which is a good point) but there is not enough cooking pans and pots. Find a spot in the fridge might be a challenge as well. But when you get one, you're fine. The internet area is definitely bad. You have four free internet spot but it is all the time busy. If you have your own laptop, you're fine. But the computers provided are really slow and they freeze constantly.
I reckon the Sundancer is a good place to start in Fremantle if you plan to work in the area. You meet a lot of people and make a circle of friends for the time you stay and you get good advises about work around. For the ones staying in the area just for a few nights, it may not be the best place because of the long term guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our funky backpackers is located in a beautifully restored 110 year old heritage building situated in the heart of Fremantle. It's many features include large spacious rooms, swimming pool, cheap bar, 24 hour access, open plan kitchen with 4 separate cooking stations and numerous fridges, laundry, free pool tables and FREE WIFI. In the best cafe and entertainment area, close to all amenities, right near the famous Fremantle Markets, Bathers Beach, Maritime Museum & Sailing Boat Harbour. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelBookers, HostelWorld and Otel so you can book your Sundancer Backpackers Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.